Emptied Crack, The

By Al Olson

Levelmed-hard (assigned by the editor)
A1(8) Neighbors allemande left 1 1/2
(8) Swing neighbor #2
A2(4,4) With neighbor #3 allemande left; pass neighbor #2 by right shoulder
(8) With original neighbor swing
B1(6) Original foursome circle left 3/4
(10) Partners swing
B2(8) Ladies chain
(8) Right-hand star

Author's Notes:
Many dances are not quite danced the way callers teach or call them. They require extra moves "between the cracks" to make some transitions work. A preliminary version of this dance was identical to the final version except for eight counts:
A2 (8) Same neighbors allemande left 1 1/2...
To flow gracefully from a swing to an allemande left requires the lady to spin. The final version of the dance eliminated the need for this spin, emptying the crack.
(Notes paraphrased by the editor)

Editor's Notes:
Collected from Marlin Prowell October, 1994

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
All rights reserved by the author; used by permission.
Added to database 6/14/1997; last revised 3/5/1999; edited by Russell Owen